Diwali 2017: Look your best this season with these simple skin and haircare tips
Given the stress and pollution you will be subjected to this week, it is important to follow a skin and haircare routine, suggest experts.fitness Updated: Oct 18, 2017 09:04 IST
While we are busy ensuring that the festival of lights is welcomed with perfect preparations, we may tend to overlook caring for ourselves. Given the stress and smoke you will be subjected to this week, it is important to follow a skin and haircare routine, suggest experts.
Cleanse your skin before you go to sleep and skip products like hair mousse. Opt for a blow dry instead.
* Cleanse your face at the beginning and end of the day. Remove all make-up before you go to sleep.
* Our skin needs to remain moisturised as much as possible. One of the easiest ways to compensate for the lack of moisture is by the use of carrier oil like grapeseed. This carrier oil lightens marks and dark circles, tightens and tones skin, and helps skin become baby soft. It also helps lighten blemishes, stretch marks, sunburn as well as controls itchiness and irritation.
* Treat your skin with Vitamin E and essential oil rich creams and oils, which protect the skin. Remember to complete your intake of 8-10 glasses of water, which is the best way to getting glowing skin.
* Wear sunscreen. Use one which provides good UV protection which fights free radicals.
* A healthy scrub bath on the morning of Diwali with the choicest nourishing scrubs available in the market is another great tip. Experience the richness of shea, olive and xemenia which have rich oils and will hydrate the skin. They help in exfoliating dead skin cells and stimulating blood circulation, which gives a fresh look to the skin.
* Keep the consumption of sweets in control. Overdosage of fried and sugary foods can lead to breakouts, weight gain, dull-looking skin and allergies too.
* To brighten tired eyes, take two used tea bags, soak them in a little warm water, squeeze out the water and apply on the eyes like eye pads. Cotton wool soaked in rose water can also do the trick.
* Festive season means socialising and trying different hairdos. Your hair is also exposed to pollution. Wash your hair with rosemary lavender shampoo bar. It will provide it with the kind of nutrition that hair needs to become voluminous.
* After the wash, let it dry and apply Moroccan argan oil as a post-bath serum. It gives your hair an attractive shine, restores and strengthens damaged hair, protects it from the heat of hair dryers, curlers and flat irons. It also deeply conditions hair, helping get rid of split ends and tames frizzy hair.
* Do not use mousse on hair. If you do, wash it off at night or the next morning.
* Opt for blow drying with low heat, which is better than ironing. Ironing can lead to hair breakage.
* If you suddenly find your hair has too much static — wet your hands and smooth the hair with the palms. Avoid too much brushing.
– Inputs from Amit Sarda, managing director at skincare brand Soulflower, Shikhee Agarwal, head trainer at The Body Shop India and make-up expert Shahnaz Husain.
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First Published: Oct 18, 2017 09:00 IST